T. Susan Chang http://weku.fm en Recipe Rebellion: A Year Of Contrarian Cookbooks http://weku.fm/post/recipe-rebellion-year-contrarian-cookbooks "Just throw the whole lemon in the food processor for lemon bars."<br />"Don't just soak your dried beans — brine them!" Mon, 24 Dec 2012 16:08:00 +0000 T. Susan Chang 37516 at http://weku.fm Recipe Rebellion: A Year Of Contrarian Cookbooks The Hard-Boiled Truth About Egg Soups http://weku.fm/post/hard-boiled-truth-about-egg-soups The chicks arrived five months ago — eight gray, blond, black and tawny puffballs no bigger than the eggs they'd been hatched from a day earlier. They had a slavishly devoted audience within minutes and names within 24 hours. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:26:00 +0000 T. Susan Chang 35099 at http://weku.fm The Hard-Boiled Truth About Egg Soups Stand Back When Snapping Turtles Crop Up In The Garden http://weku.fm/post/stand-back-when-snapping-turtles-crop-garden Late spring in a New England vegetable garden is usually a time for the last asparagus, the crisp lettuce and arugula, the first pea shoots, and the first sprouting of warm-weather crops like peppers and zucchini. What you don't expect to see planted in your beds are <a href="http://www.tortoisetrust.org/articles/snappers.htm">snapping turtles</a>.<strong> </strong> But that's just what turned up in mine twice this week.<p>I was talking in my garden with a friend when I noticed what looked like a large leather satchel tossed in the strawberry bed. Fri, 25 May 2012 15:59:00 +0000 T. Susan Chang 27048 at http://weku.fm Stand Back When Snapping Turtles Crop Up In The Garden No Wheat Doesn't Mean No Noodles http://weku.fm/post/no-wheat-doesnt-mean-no-noodles To be completely honest, I would find it hard to do without noodles. If I had to go gluten-free, noodles would almost certainly be the deal breaker. Giving up bread would be hard, and beer, even harder. But going without noodles? That would really sink my battleship. Tue, 21 Jun 2011 19:55:00 +0000 T. Susan Chang 7095 at http://weku.fm No Wheat Doesn't Mean No Noodles Back To Basics: 2011's Simple, Summery Cookbooks http://weku.fm/post/back-basics-2011s-simple-summery-cookbooks Not too long ago, certain attention-getting molecular gastronomy cookbooks just dared you to go buy xanthan gum and a sous-vide machine. But now the summer cookbooks have arrived, and they evince a plainspoken, blushing charm that puts that prior fuss and fanfare to shame.<p>Single subjects and simple preparations dominate the summer list this year. Whether they focused on whole grains, summer produce or seasonal ingredients, authors found ways to craft memorable recipes revolving around just a few well-chosen flavor elements. Sat, 04 Jun 2011 23:25:00 +0000 T. Susan Chang 5605 at http://weku.fm Back To Basics: 2011's Simple, Summery Cookbooks